Momentum
A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.
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When conservatives bemoan the state of education and its supposed hijacking by woke mobs intent on destroying critical thought in the name of political correctness, they insist they are only interested in the search for truth.

The left, they say, seeks to shut down that quest — the animating spirit…

RACE

This illustration of the 1898 Wilmington massacre typifies how publications of the time promoted misleading characterizations of the incident as a ‘race riot’ or a Black insurrection. Source: History.com/Alamy Photo

When I researched an article on the Wilmington Coup of 1898 earlier this year, several things struck me about this little-known historical event. …

Race + Entertainment

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The entertainment industry is known for its cadre of liberal actors.

Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Sarah Silverman, and other mega stars are well known for their activism and support for liberal causes and candidates. I, for one, welcome it.

Even years ago, the likes of Paul…

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Several years ago, when research about implicit bias — also known as unconscious bias — started to enter discussions about racism and how to undo it, I remember thinking three things.

First, the research demonstrated an obvious truth: people internalize biases picked up from society.

Second, the instrument chosen to…

BLACK LIVES MATTER + RACISM

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Since the racial reckoning began, Black folks have compiled numerous resources to "teach" White people about racism, why it's harmful, and what they can do to fight against injustices. But, like many Black people, I'm having trouble believing that White people don't know all of this already.

Also, isn't it…

Momentum

A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.

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